Psalm 119 (10)
Bible Reading: Psalm 119:169-176
Tuesday 6 December 2016
Most people who have pets love and protect them. These people become sad when their animal wanders away from home.
They look for their pet and call out their name. If the animal does not return, they ask people if they have seen the pet. Sometimes pet owners advertise in the newspaper and offer a reward if the animal is found.
Sometimes we may feel like we are lost from God. In many of the psalms, God is compared to a shepherd who takes care of His sheep. In verse 176a of our Bible Reading, the writer says, “I wandered away like a lost sheep. Come looking for me, Lord.”
Maybe the writer of this psalm became involved in some sin and wandered away from God. Then the writer realised that he needed to be close to God again. So he called out to God and asked God to find him.
Jesus said in Luke, chapter 15, that the shepherd (God) will continue to search until He finds a sheep that has wandered away. God wants you to be close to Him. Ask Him to love and protect you today. —PD
Luke 15:4b-5a “The man will continue to search for the lost sheep until he finds it. And when he finds the sheep, the man is very happy.”
PRAYER: Father, thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.